04/25/2014 02:05 EDT | Updated 06/25/2014 05:59 EDT

50+ Exotic Animals Seized From Calgary Basement Suite

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CALGARY - The Calgary Humane Society says it has seized more than 50 exotic animals from a basement suite in a home.

Officers removed snakes, reptiles, fish, rodents, birds and rabbits from the suite early this morning.

They say the animals were severely neglected and many were dead.

The humane society says people should not give away animals for free.

It says people can give animals to the humane society and know they will be cared for properly.

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